|Industry||Mixed martial arts promotion|
|Fate||Transformed into Jewels|
Motoki Shino (president)|
Koichiro Kimura (founder)
Smackgirl was a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion focused solely on female fighters. The promotion also held grappling and amateur events along with its main line of professional MMA cards. After financial difficulties throughout 2008 the promotion was sold to Marverous Japan Co.,Ltd. and rebranded JEWELS.
Unlike conventional MMA in Japan, Smackgirl did not allow striking to the head while in a grounded position. There was also a 30-second limit for ground fighting but it was abolished by 2008. There were four weight classes: flyweight (under 48 kg), lightweight (under 52 kg), middleweight (under 58 kg), and openweight (no limit).
Before being Smackgirl, the ReMix banner was used and held its first event in December 5, 2000. After another event with the ReMix brand, the promotion morphed into Smackgirl in May 2001 .
- Flyweight (-48 kg (105.8 lb; 7.6 st))
- Lightweight (-53 kg (116.8 lb; 8.3 st))
- Middleweight (-58 kg (127.9 lb; 9.1 st))
- Open weight
|1||Megumi Yabushita||December 19, 2004- February 15, 2006||0|
|2||Amanda Buckner||February 15, 2006- May 15, 2007 (relinquished)||0|
|3||Yoko Takahashi||May 19, 2007- September 6, 2007||0|
|4||Hiroko Yamanaka||September 6, 2007-||0|
|1||Laura D'Auguste||August 17, 2005- September 1, 2006 (relinquished)||0|
|2||Hitomi Akano||September 15, 2006- September 6, 2007||0|
|3||Takayo Hashi||September 6, 2007-||0|
|1||Yuka Tsuji||June 28, 2005-||5|
|1||Satoko Shinashi||November 29, 2005-||1|
- List of Deep champions
- List of Deep events
- Deep Jewels events
- Jewels (mixed martial arts)
- List of female mixed martial artists
- Breen, Jordan (2008-10-30). "Jewels Gets Debut; Hioki-Sato Set for Shooto". USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Pozen, Frank (2008-04-24). "Ward, Tavares, Marquez arrive in Tokyo for Smackgirl show". USA: Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
He believes that Smackgirl's abolition of the 30 second ground rule will help Marquez because she has strong training in jiu jitsu & submission wrestling.
- "Smackgirl strike official rules and regulations" (PDF). Japan: Smackgirl. 2007-03-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
- Breen, Jordan; Loiseleur, Tony (2008-07-10). "Smackgirl Postponed, Financial Problems Possible". USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-08-22.